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One step forward, Two Steps Back

…right over the edge of a staircase, adding 15 more steps back AND down.


So here’s what’s up. I stopped ovulating for a while recently, and while it can be nice to just not have a period anymore, it’s certainly not healthy. So this month, with the aid of progesterone pills, I did ovulate! Which is very good, because yay health!

But of course, having not had a cycle for a while, this period was going to be rough. I knew that. Today was day 1. But I can handle it, I’m super tough.

OH WAIT but I got food poisoning too.

Oh my God I haven’t felt this bad in a long time.

I’m dying.

I’m to that point where you’re just pretty sure you’re going to feel this way forever and ever.

this is my life now sick in the bathroom floor sleeping living in

So this won’t be a real post.

Anyway I saw this today and it needs to be shared. I was already so pumped for this movie but now I really can’t wait.

I’ve had doctor appointments that went down pretty much exactly this way. #chronicpainproblems

Me and the hubs are totally going to cosplay this someday.

bighero6 copy



About rachelmeeks

My name is Rachel Meeks. I have endometriosis, an incurable pain condition, IBS, a digestive illness, and PCOS, which causes irregular periods and infertility. After keeping my illnesses a secret, I started to get upset about how my fellow sick people were being mistreated because of ignorance. I knew that I'd need to stand up, make some noise, wear my heart on my sleeve, and admit that I am not well to make a difference.

15 responses to “One step forward, Two Steps Back

  1. mo

    Your period AND food poisoning??? Ugh! Becareful youdon’t end up dehydrated….go to the ER if you do.

  2. Stephanie

    I hate it when I am so sick that I’m afraid I’m not going to die. Get feeling better soon.

  3. Yoshiko

    Have you recover from food poisoning? It’s awful.

  4. Did it stop because of your surgery? (Nosey. No answer required.) Get to feeling better.

    • I’m not entirely sure. It has actually stopped once again as of now. I think that really it’s probably because I was put on birth control at a pretty young age, and have only quit in the past year. So this is my first year of au natural cycles – I think that either I’m having the initial irregularity a teenage girl would have when she first starts her period, OR I’ve secretly always had irregular cycles but it was masked by medication. PCOS may have something to do with it as well, but I still don’t know a lot about that.

  5. Jenn M ⋅

    Hope you feel better soon!

  6. I agree that it’s great to not have a period. Mine had gotten so bad that I’m surprised I had any blood left. After a failed D&C, I ended up with a hysterectomy. I had 3 sons, but I would have liked to have had a girl.
    Have you tried a magnesium supplement? I wished I’d known about magnesium back then. I should have being a nurse and all. I’ve recently started learning about all the stuff it helps with.

    • I’ve heard a lot of good things about magnesium – def need to try it. What happened with the D&C if you don’t mind me asking? I had my first recently and don’t know a lot about it.

  7. Naturally Ashlie ⋅

    My heart goes out to you! I can’t imagine food poisoning to top it off! I can relate, my cycle stopped for a year and it took me 10 months before I went to my “girly dr” about it. Definitely not healthy, but I don’t know, when it stops and you are sick anyways, (at least me…) I thanked the universe. And yes, that first time after almost a year without, I am pretty sure I paid all “late fees” with it!

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